Everything you need to understand or teach Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett.
In Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece" (1971), the speaker expresses his weariness from ages of artistic trials as well as his excitement at the prospect of creating what will be his greatest work of art:
Oh, the hours I've spent inside the Coliseum,/ Dodging lions and wastin' time / Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see em. / Yes it sure has been a long, hard climb... / Someday, everything...
Krapp's Last Tape Lesson Plans contain 111 pages of teaching material, including: